“Part of our mission of Serving Others is our commitment to investing in organizations that extend help and hope to our customers and the communities we serve,” said Denine Torr, senior director of community initiatives. “During the month of April, we look forward to raising awareness and funds for Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts.”
The fundraising drive is among many activities during Autism Awareness Month in April, which promotes understanding of the disorder that affects 1 in 68 children. Donations to Autism Speaks fund cutting-edge research, advocacy initiatives and free resources. They include Autism Speaks Tool Kits, which were downloaded more than 75,000 times in 2015, and the Autism Response Team, which last year answered more than 51,000 inquiries from families.
“We’re grateful to the employees and leadership of Dollar General and share the company’s commitment to innovative solutions that meet the needs of families and communities,” said Peter Morton, Autism Speaks vice president of corporate development.
To date, the partnership between Autism Speaks and Dollar General has raised more than $8.1 million to support the organization.